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Entropic Communications, Zoran Bring the Next Generation of IP-Based Set-Top Boxes to Market
GlobeNewswire
2011-06-15

   Service Providers and Original Equipment Manufacturers Gain a
   Viable MoCA 2.0 IP Set-Top Box Solution, Putting Them on the
      Leading Edge of Connected Home Entertainment Technology

CHICAGO, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cable Show, Booth #563
-- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of
silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment,
and Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq:ZRAN), a global leader in semiconductors
for consumer electronics, today announced their collaboration to speed
the development of cost-effective MoCA(R) (Multimedia over Coax)
2.0-enabled IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs). This alliance enables
service providers and their original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to
harness the power of MoCA 2.0 -- the fastest performing, most reliable
home networking standard for whole-home distribution of high-definition
(HD) multimedia content.

As service providers move to IP gateway/client architectures in the
home, MoCA 2.0 will become the standard requirement in next-generation
STBs as future bandwidth-intensive services and applications will
require a high throughput, 'no excuses' backbone network that only MoCA
2.0 can support.

The Zoran/Entropic reference design leverages the highly-integrated and
optimally-suited Zoran SupraXD(R) 288 processor with Entropic's
complete MoCA 2.0 silicon and software solution to enable a new
generation of client products with enhanced flexibility, high speed
performance and backward interoperability to existing MoCA 1.1
networks--all at the lowest possible system cost.

"We are continually pushing the boundaries in the set-top-box market,
and our partnership with Entropic offers breakthrough products that
will create the most dependable whole-home distribution network using
the existing coaxial cable infrastructure," said Ram Ofir, senior vice
president of Home Entertainment Division at Zoran. "By working with
Entropic on next generation MoCA 2.0 IP set-top-boxes, we can offer
performance-leading solutions that will serve the operators' needs of
today as well as future applications."

Advantages of a MoCA 2.0 IP media gateway include an extremely
reliable, high throughput connection that is fully backwards
interoperable with previous MoCA 1.x investments; allowing for the
seamless deployment of new operator services, from multi-room DVR and
backbone Wi-Fi extension to whole-home personal content sharing and
immediate access to online applications from any TV in the home, with
zero hiccups.

"Our cooperation with Zoran allows us to bring to life the service
provider vision of the gateway/client architecture," said Vinay
Gokhale, senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development at
Entropic Communications. "Our MoCA 2.0 reference platform changes the
service provider paradigm, allowing them to offer new
revenue-generating services and applications that ultimately take
advantage of the speed, capacity and affordability delivered by a MoCA
2.0-based IP client set-top-box."

In addition to its collaboration with Zoran, Entropic has developed an
active MoCA 2.0 ecosystem, delivering innovative solutions that enable
Pay-TV service providers to optimize subscriber value. Entropic will be
highlighting many of these solutions at The Cable Show 2011, booth
#563, June 14-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

For more information on Entropic, visit: www.entropic.com.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading
provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment and digital
imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and
delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered
high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and
Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's
proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers,
including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced
system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box,
broadband receiver (silicon tuners), digital camera, and multifunction
printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now
in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With
headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, France,
Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.K., Zoran may
be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.

Zoran, the Zoran logo, and SupraHD are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United
States or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as
property of others.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless
semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home
networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and
software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite
service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a
co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered
and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality
video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music,
games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home.
For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.

The Entropic Communications logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in
nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements
include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA
technology, its related prospects, and its role in the future of home
networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's
actual results to be materially different from historical results or
from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the effects
of competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a
limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk
that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions
may not develop as Entropic anticipates, and other factors discussed in
the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. All forward-looking statements
are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic
is providing this information as of the date of this release and does
not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements
contained in this release as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise.


CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Debra Hart
         Director, Investor Relations
         858.768.3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com
         
         Media Contacts:
         Robbin Lynn
         Marketing Communications Manager
         760.579.2261
         robbin.lynn@entropic.com
         
         Betty Watkins
         Zoran Corporation
         408.523.4373
         betty.watkins@zoran.com

         Chris Fallon
         Ruder Finn for Entropic Communications
         212.715.1691
         fallonc@ruderfinn.com








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